SingTel has reached total subscriber numbers of 22 million. The numbers include all its customers in the Asia Pacific region.
The telecoms group has built up a customer base in Australia under Optus Mobile, in India with Bharti Group, and other bases in Indonesia, the Phillippines and Thailand, which has pushed its customer numbers by 13.8% compared with numbers at 2001 year end.
SingTel’s domestic customer base is now greater than 9.7 million and is steadily increasing along with the ARPU figures. This trend has also been mirrored in Australia, where Optus has raised its ARPU by steadily increasing prices. Customers have also been more willing to purchase new mobile phone content.